PPG-Pet Products Group GmbH (Karlie Flamingo) is expanding, buying a majority stake in Sharples & Grant Ltd, Great Britain.

From now on the PPG-Pet Products Group GmbH (Karlie Flamingo) owns a majority stake in the British company Sharples & Grant Ltd. to expand their worldwide business.

PPG-Pet Products Group GmbH (Karlie Flamingo) is expanding, buying a majority stake in Sharples & Grant Ltd, Great Britain.

PPG Pet Products Group (Karlie Heimtierbedarf GmbH, Flamingo NV)

Having the brands Karlie and Flamingo under the umbrella, the PPG-Pet Products Group is one of the leading companies in the pet business. Now the company has strengthened it”s market position in Great Britain by purchasing a majority stake in Sharples & Grant Ltd, which is located there.

“PPG, which is Karlie Flamingo, is focusing on global growth. Integrating Sharples & Grant into the PPG, we may now benefit further from the advantages of both companies with regards to purchasing, logistics and sales, but also product development. This results in synergies which offer us greater competitive opportunities in the market.”, explains managing director Dr. Angelika Westerwelle. “Bryan Sharples and Robin Grant continue in their positions as managing directors and partners. Both will bring their in-depth knowledge, years of experience and their personal drive into the daily business of S&G and internationally into the development and growth of the PPG. I am very glad about that.”

“Every smaller company, which wants to be sustainably successful on the worldwide market will need to have a partner sooner or later. We are pleased to have Sharples & Grant under the umbrella of the strong and growing Pet Products Group which already includes the successful brands of Karlie and Flamingo”, explain both Bryan Sharples and Robin Grant.

Together Bryan Sharples and Robin Grant, who wholly owned Sharples & Grant up until now, have between them, over 50 years of experience in working within the pet products industry. They are constantly developing new items and currently sell over 1,000 exciting and innovative products for dogs, cats, small animals, birds and aquariums. In addition they are the exclusive European importer for Petkin USA”s pet healthcare products. Sharples and Grant is well known for it”s innovative commitment to the well-being of animals and their aim is to enhance the relationship between pet and owner through their products. Today Sharples & Grant embodies excellent quality and value for money from production to delivery.

Further information: http://www.karlie.de / http://www.flamingo.be / http://www.sharplesgrant.com

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About Karlie Heimtierbedarf GmbH

The company Karlie Heimtierbedarf GmbH is an internationally oriented company that has continuously developed into a strong and competent partner of pet shops worldwide during the last 40 years. Innovative products of excellent quality and high functionality, reliability, and customer-oriented service determine the success of the company that is one of the leading enterprises of the pet branch.

In 2009, Karlie was integrated into the newly founded Pet Products Group GmbH (PPG), which also includes the company Flamingo NV in Belgium and its own production sites in Eastern Europe and China, among others. Due to this merger, the customers now have access to the know-how and the bundled strengths of the companies. Worldwide, 1,500 employees work at PPG and Karlie for the well-being of the animals and humans.

Karlie offers its customers an assortment of high-quality products including over 8,000 items for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, fish and even horses, which is also consistently optimised in cooperation with the customers, in order to meet the demands of animals and owners at all times. The location in Bad Wünnenberg-Haaren also incorporates its own factory where the hand-made high quality leather goods are produced. The selection of the leather is decisive for the quality of the final product: Karlie exclusively uses hand-selected, naturally tanned skins of German free-range cattle.

The employees provide their extensive knowledge about the animals, their needs and the complex relationship between humans and animals on a daily basis, so that the customers can in turn be successful with their own customers with these concepts, innovative and sustainable products, along with comprehensive service.

Further information: http://www.karlie.de

Karlie Heimtierbedarf GmbH
Katharina Meschkat
Graf-Zeppelin-Straße 13
33181 Bad Wünnenberg-Haaren
+49 (0) 2957 77 – 126
http://www.karlie.de / http://www.flamingo.be

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